Connect with us
blank

Sports Radio News

Sonny Jurgenson Retires From Redskins Radio

“The soon to be 85-year old former quarterback played 11 seasons with the Redskins from 1964 – 1974, before transitioning to a career in broadcasting.”

Brandon Contes

Published

on

blank

After 38 consecutive years in the booth, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Sonny Jurgensen announced his retirement from the Washington Redskins radio broadcast prior to their first preseason game, Thursday evening.  

“I’ve decided to hang up my headphones and my clipboard.  It’s been a great 55 years in Washington.  I want to thank our Redskins fans for being so generous to me and our teams.  We owe it all to you,” Jurgensen said in his announcement on the Redskins flagship radio affiliate, WTEM 980.

“After 62 years in professional football, I still have my health and wonderful family with a special thanks to my beautiful wife Margo for letting me work the weekends for all those years. I’ll always be a fan of professional football and appreciative of all it has done for me, my family and our city. I’ll leave you with these words, Hail to the Redskins!”

The soon to be 85-year old former quarterback played 11 seasons with the Redskins from 1964 – 1974, before transitioning to a career in broadcasting.  For six years, Jurgensen worked as an NFL analyst with CBS, later joining Redskins Hall of Famer Sam Huff and play-by-play voice Frank Herzog to call Skins games on the radio.  

Sonny, Sam and Frank were the trio on hand for the Redskins three Super Bowl seasons, continuing to work together until 2004, when Herzog was replaced by Larry Michael.  Huff retired in 2013 after 38 seasons as an analyst in the Redskins radio booth.  Most recently, the Redskins broadcast featured Sonny Jurgensen, Larry Michael, Chris Cooley and Doc Walker on their flagship station WTEM 980 and simulcast by more than 30 other radio affiliates in the region.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

Sports Radio News

Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

blank

Published

on

blank

Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

blank

Published

on

blank

Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Angelo Cataldi Thinks Cris Collinsworth Is A ‘Bozo’

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

blank

Published

on

blank

Some analysis made by Sunday Night Football commentator Cris Collinsworth caught the attention of 94 WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi that sent him over the edge Monday morning.

“Joe Banner ripped Cris Collinsworth last night over something he said about Andy Reid in the game last night,” Rhea Hughes said as she detailed Banner’s criticism. “He goes ‘I worked for Andy Reid for 14 years. Cris Collinsworth just said if there’s anything Andy Reid loves to do it’s pound the football.”

“Oh that’s a total lie! Cris Collinsworth is a bozo!”, Cataldi shouted.

Reid faced heavy criticism at the end of his tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for his reluctance to run the football. The team routinely finished in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards per game during Reid’s 14 seasons at the helm of the franchise.

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

“NBC needs to learn he does no work anymore,” Hughes added of Collinsworth.

“Nothing! Stop it! Stop it all of you! Stop it now!”, Cataldi concluded.

Continue Reading
Advertisement blank
Advertisement blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2022 Barrett Media.